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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 212-214

Asperger syndrome in India: Findings from a case-series with respect to clinical profile and comorbidity


Department of Psychiatry, St. John's Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Priya Sreedaran
Department of Psychiatry, St. John's Medical College, Sarjapura Road, Bengaluru - 560 034, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7176.155632

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Asperger syndrome (AS) is an autism spectrum disorder with a high rate of psychiatric comorbidity. We describe the clinical profile and psychiatric comorbidity in a series of affected individuals referred to an Indian general hospital psychiatry setting. Gilliam Asperger's disorder scale was used to evaluate the clinical characteristics while Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI)-KID and MINI-PLUS were used to assess psychiatric comorbidity. The profile of subjects with AS in our case-series appears similar to that published elsewhere with high rates of psychiatric comorbidity. Mental health professionals should evaluate for psychiatric comorbidity in individuals with autism spectrum disorders.


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